Oh, Those Yummy Bacon Drippings….
So you’ve made a nice stock pile of bacon? Got a lot of bacon drippings left? What will you do with it all? How do you store it? Where to store it? I’ll help you with that. Or better yet, others will but I gathered the info in one convenient spot for you. You can always have some real bacon seasoning around. Forget the fake “hickory” flavored stuff. Enjoy!
Facts About Bacon Drippings:
* “It’s a myth that Bacon Drippings are the worst fat you can eat. Bacon Drippings, in fact, have 42% less saturated fat than does butter.” (CooksInfo.com)
* ” Bacon Fat is lower in saturated fat (by about 42%) than butter, and higher in the good monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Like all fats (including oils), it needs to be used in moderation.” (CooksInfo.com)
* “Per 1 tablespoon: 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus®” (CooksInfo.com)
* “Bacon drippings are high in fat but low in sodium.” (eHow.com)
Proper Ways of Filtering and Preparing Your Bacon Drippings for Storage:
* Choose a jar with a mouth wide enough that you can easily get a spoon into, to take out a bit at a time. The jar should have a tight-fitting lid. Pour the liquified Bacon Drippings into the jar through a strainer (or skip the strainer, if you don’t care about the crispy bits getting in). Keep the glass jar refrigerated. Or, you can freeze it if you like in a plastic container, if you don’t use it all that often.
Containers for Bacon Drippings:
* I found a pretty cool storage container for drippings that actually says its filters for you. I haven’t tried it myself, but I should love to.
* SouthernLiving.com had an awesome idea of placing your drippings into an ice cube tray and then freezing!